Christmas shopping: check. Holiday cards are in the mail: check. Decorations are up: check. Food: ?
It's officially the busiest time of the year and you deserve a break from the kitchen. Throw in the towel and let someone else handle the cooking. If you are looking for takeout or need to make reservations, we compiled a list of restaurants open on Christmas Day in La Jolla.
La Valencia Hotel
Indulge in a four course meal, holiday music and dessert all with a beautiful ocean view at La Valencia. Try the lobster bisque, smoked prime rib, roasted goose and more. Prices are $75 for adults and $35 for kids 12 and under.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
A.R. Valentien will serve breakfast from 7-11:30 a.m. and brunch from Noon-4 p.m. Breakfast has an a la carte menu and for lunch choose from an a la carte menu or a prefix three-course menu for $85. Dinner reservations are fully booked. The Grill & Bar will be open from 6-11 a.m. for breakfast, 11a.m.-5 p.m. a la carte brunch menu or $50 for a prefix three-course menu and dinner from 5-10 p.m. For reservations at A.R. Valentien call 858-777-6635 or reservations at The Grill & Bar call 858-777-6641.
Whether you have a small party of 2 or the whole family, Mandarin House will be open all day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The menu includes lunch specials and family-style dinners, as well as a full range of appetizers and entrees, including noodles and rice, vegetables, beef, poultry, and seafood.
The Marine Room
The Marine Room will serve an a la carte menu from Noon to 7 p.m. Menu items appetizers, main entrees and dessert. Items include Laughing Bird Shrimp and Crab Escabeche, Sonoma Duck Confit Mushroom Casserole, Almond Fennel Pollen Crusted Lobster Tail, Braised Colorado Lamb Osso Buco, Toffee Crunch Frozen Nougat and more. Prices range from $12-$44. Reservations can be done online or calling 866-644-2351.
Kick start your Christmas day at Nine-Ten's brunch. The brunch is from 7:30-1:30 p.m. and reservations are still available after 10 a.m. The menu will include breakfast and lunch items. Reserve your spot and call 858-964-5400.
The Shores Restaurant
Enjoy a Christmas feast at The Shores Restaurant. A brunch buffet will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch items include pastries, appetizers, main courses, side dishes, children's station and dessert. Prices are $46 adults, $23 children 6 to 12 years, $4 per year for children 5 and under. The Shores Restaurant will have dinner and specials available from 5-10 p.m. For reservations, call 866-644-2630.
Other restaurants open on Christmas Day:
Amaya La Jolla
Chedi Thai Bistro
Cusp Dining and Drinks